Tag: Ahmad Basarah

2017 Political Outlook: New DPR/MPR Leadership

The House of Representatives (DPR), in its latest plenary session, has agreed to put the agenda to amend the Law No. 42/2014 on the Revision of the Legislative Institution Law (MD3) No. 17/2014 into the 2017 national priority legislation program (Prolegnas) at PDIP’s request. The DPR leaders, moreover, have met with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace, during which the President gave his blessing. So it is safe to say that we’ll see a new composition of DPR/MPR leadership early next year.

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New DPR & MPR Leaders from PDIP?

It looks like the ruling party PDIP is struggling to claim their seat at the leadership of the House of Representatives (DPR) as the largest political party is eventually succeed following the DPR Ethics Council’s (MKD) decision to order the DPR’s Legislative Body (Baleg) to revise the Legislative Institution Law (MD3) No. 42/2014. Furthermore, should the revision passed in the next DPR’s plenary session, PDIP will also get seat at the leadership of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR). But the question remain linger is who will be nominated by PDIP for becoming their representative in the leadership of DPR and MPR respectively?

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